EEF Venues launches The Fusion Wing in Bristol, The Gherkin reveals five new spaces, and The Brewery opens The Grubstreet Author
The Fusion Wing opens at Engineers’ House
Engineers’ House in Bristol, has launched a new meetings and events facility within the EEF Venues-owned property.
The Fusion Wing opens following a £135k investment, fuelled by the group’s recently launched ‘Engine Room’, an investment fund created to adapt, improve and grow the company’s meetings and events space across its three venues.
The new wing has been created through the repurposing of existing office and administration space within the venue, to create a facility consisting of seven new meeting and training rooms, conference space, and breakout space.
Colour is an overriding theme of the new space with a bright and contemporary palette used throughout the new design, and rooms named after colours e.g. Orange, Purple, Pink etc.
Martyn Bowen, General Manager, Engineers’ House said: “Many of the companies that use us don’t go anywhere else and see Engineers’ House very much as an extension of their own office. For them, this means more options for space when they book, greater flexibility and additional breakout, workshop and soft lounge areas. This investment truly has been about listening to our clients and acting on their requests.”
The Gherkin opens five spaces named after clouds
Searcys at The Gherkin has revealed new private dining, meeting and events spaces specially designed to create memorable, sky-high gatherings with modern, bespoke menus.
Designed by London-based studio Softroom, the five rooms are aptly named after clouds: Alto, Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus and Nimbus and offer spectacular views of the capital.
The rooms provide a space for small, targeted conferences for 18 delegates or for larger parties of up to 100 guests.
Sitting high above London on the 38th floor of the Norman Foster-designed building, they offer stunning vistas, and catering excellence. The rooms also offer multiple screens, lapel mics and docking stations, as well as an on-site engineer on hand to ensure presentations go smoothly.
The Brewery takes on The Grubstreet Author
The Grubstreet Author on Milton Street in the heart of Moorgate, is a collection of three luxuriously designed spaces, operated by the team behind The Brewery.
Occupying a previously forgotten and derelict part of the original Whitbread Brewery, the venue is aimed at fulfilling a need for smaller numbers and intimate events in the City.
Comprising three striking rooms, each with their own history and story to tell, The Grubstreet Author can host up to 70 guests.
The Cutting Room is a fully functioning cinema auditorium for 48 people. It has been restored to its former glory and enhanced with the latest AV, signature lighting and tiered red velvet cinema seating.
The Sample Room is the former beer sampling area of the original brewery and a contemporary reception area for up to 70 guests. A metallic bar with glowing neon quill, bold herringbone floor and luxurious furnishings will become a feature for cocktail receptions and networking.
The Pasteur Room is named after the original room in The Brewery for beer fermenting. It can host 70 for private dining or be used in conjunction with The Sample Room to create a separate reception space to host larger standing events.
By Mike Fletcher